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Community Focus - Nelson County Farm Bureau Hosts Spelling Bee

  • February 22, 2013

The Nelson County Farm Bureau Federation held its annual 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee at the office at 106 Reardon Boulevard on Thursday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m. Once again retired teacher Patsy Seay was pronouncer for the event and Nelson County 4-H Assistant Judy Creech and Cedar Creek Baptist Church secretary Becky Curtsinger were the judges.

Grades 4 through 8 from fourteen schools competed in this hour long event. Parents, friends and teachers packed into the conference room to witness these amazing students who were their school’s winners.

The first place $200 winner was Clay Newton of Bardstown Elementary. Second place $75 prize was won by Jade Coulter of Bloomfield Middle School. Third place $50 prize was won by Izzy Neel of St. Joseph’s School. The Nelson County Farm Bureau sponsored all these prizes along with the certificates awarded to the school winners.

Other school winners were: Lauren Roby, 7th grade – Bardstown Middle, Isaiah Greer, 4th grade – Bloomfield Elementary, Emily Bays, 6th grade – Bluegrass Christian Academy, Lindsey Maulden, 4th grade – Boston Elementary, Carson Mouser, 4th grade – Cox’s Creek Elementary, Caroline Boone, 8th grade – Old Kentucky Home Middle School, Keegan Watts, 5th grade – Foster Heights, Andrew Cox, 7th grade – Faith Heritage Home School, Thomas Meece, 6th grade – Home School, Amelia Watkins, 6th grade, St. Catherine School, and Meagan French, 7th grade – New Haven Middle.

County first place winner Clay Newton will participate in the March 9, 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee in Louisville, Ky. This annual event is sponsored by the Festival and the Ford Motor Company.

Nelson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors realized this year’s competition was the most successful year in participation since they began to host the County spelling bee for the past 15 years. Adam Wheatley, Jean Jury, Nancy Miller, Sarah Wheatley and Steve Franklin represented the Nelson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and worked together to host this event.

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